It is a bliss to wake up in the morning with a feeling of complete emptiness. Of course, it is the Creator who sends me this state because there is none else besides Him. He wants me to make a scrutiny and check who I am, what do I live for, what is worth living for.
The feeling of emptiness, lack of fulfillment, is a sign of the beginning of a new degree. At the previous degree, there was Zivug de Hakaa (coupling by striking) and fulfillment, but then the reverse process begins and the desire is emptied. The surrounding light presses on the desire from the outside and squeezes all the inner light out of it, leaving it as if empty.
There is no inner light that gives life force today, and the surrounding light also disappears. It turns out that there is no light either in the present or in the future. If an ordinary person gets into such a situation in this world, he is ready to take his own life. The Kabbalist, on the contrary, must be happy!
If there is no light in the present and no light for the future, this is a sign that I am moving to the next degree and I am facing a new state, which always starts from a complete zero. Therefore, we must shut our eyes, get more integrated in the group, and think only about connection and nothing else.
And as a result of connection, a new light will come from above and will start fulfilling me. Then I will feel that I have really broken through to a new state, to a new degree, and moved forward.
It is written: “And there was evening and there was morning, one day.” The day begins not with the dawn, but with darkness. First, there will be evening, and only then there will be morning as one day. And so, the second day will come, and the third one, the counting of the new degree always starts from the night.
Emptiness is help from above. The Creator gives me a sense of darkness as if saying: “The evening has come, there will be morning after it, this is already a new day!”
We need to train ourselves to get up in the morning with a feeling of darkness and gradually wake ourselves up, making great efforts, looking for understanding so that we can come to the lesson with new strength. Then it will truly be a new day.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/8/20, “Work With Faith Above Reason”